I'm a born and raised Washingtonian who moved to Leavenworth full time in 1993. I have worked in the Ski Industry for 25+ years and have enjoyed a family season pass with the LWSC for 10+ years. I have worked with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance for decades to get multi-use, year-round trails built in and around Ski Hill. As a previous owner of the local bike shop here in town, I learned what it means to be part of a community. I have taught our boys to ski both Nordic and Alpine at Ski Hill and am excited to have an opportunity to participate in the Club's growth and witness it prosper for future generations.
Alex has lived in Leavenworth for over 5 years now. After growing up in Tacoma, WA and graduating from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Outdoor Recreation. Alex has spent years doing environmental education with youth and working in the outdoor industry. You may have seen Alex out building trails around Ski Hill, coaching the Middle and High School mountain bike team or up on the slopes getting youth snowboarding. His passion lies in the outdoors and serving his community. You will find Alex doing a little bit of everything this winter, whether it's selling tickets, shoveling snow, giving high fives at events, or talking to a local, he loves to help everyone and meet new people!
Mark joined LWSC for the start of the 2012-2013 season after completing 14 years with Mission Ridge Ski Resort. For several years he's lived in Leavenworth, been a Club member and helped coordinate Hog Loppet.
Skiing has been a part of my life since the mid-60’s. I started teaching at Wenatchee Valley College in '72 and in '74-75 found myself doing maintenance at Squilchuck State Park. In the spring of '75 I went to work for Mission Ridge. That was a time when everybody did everything. I was fortunate to work with Magnus Bakke. His brother Hermod built the first dam for snow making at Mission. Little did I know it would become a lifelong passion. Along the way I've worked for Riblet Tramway Company installing/troubleshooting chairlifts. I'd been at Stevens Pass for 24 years and retired in 2014. I am excited to be part of LWSC. The area is historic and has provided a fun winter experience for a very long time. I have always said that if you are having fun, you’re the best skier on the mountain!!
Rob has lived in Leavenworth since 2002. He and his wife Shannon love the recreational opportunities that kids have in this valley.
Rob and the other coaches encourage all the kids to become well-rounded skiers. Jumping, Alpine racing and Nordic skiing are all brought together during the Bakke Cup which is typically held in early February.
Come out and support the kids on the LWSC Alpine Team!
I am currently the Program Director of the Junior Nordic Team, which has over 100 skiers and twenty coaches. I’ve been involved with the team for twelve years. Coaching kids reminds me of the infectious joy of playing and moving over the snow and helps me strive for better technique in my own classic and skate skiing. I’ve coached all ages and am now coaching Devos. If I’m not on the trails, you can find me coaching kids in running, leading running retreats, working at Wenatchee River Institute and writing running blogs, magazine articles and children’s fiction.